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The Top 6 Fall/Winter Tile Trends From Ceramics of Italy

The Top 6 Fall/Winter Tile Trends From Ceramics of Italy

Ceramics of Italy have released their 2020 tile trends for fall/winter and they include soothing Blue-Green shades, Confetti-effect tiles, bold Deco patterns, and other interesting designs and materials.

Let’s take a look…

1. CONFETTI

Nothing dazzles like a bag full of confetti, which is the same effect that these tiles have on interior spaces. The designs are like a kaleidoscope of colors or floating fragments of shapes, with the patterns adding a burst of energy to floors and walls.

Wall and floor tiles with a confetti-like appearance.
Macro by Casalgrande Padana
Wall and floor tiles with a confetti-like appearance.
Remarble Light by Sant’Agostino
Wall and floor tiles with a confetti-like appearance.
Dolmix by Keope

2. AUTUMNAL

This year Italian manufacturers were inspired by the effects of Fall with motifs and colors that conjure the feeling of a crisp autumn day or a cozy night by the fire. Organic hues like earthy browns, golden yellows, and burgundy reds are visible in their designs.

Earthy tiles with a natural tone that's inspired by Fall (Autumn).
Zip by Bardelli Ceramiche
Earthy tiles with a natural tone that's inspired by Fall (Autumn).
Golden Age by Edimax Astor
Earthy tiles with a natural tone that's inspired by Fall (Autumn).
Terre Etrusche by Elios Ceramica
Earthy tiles with a natural tone that's inspired by Fall (Autumn).
Sheer by FAP ceramiche

3. CONCRETE

Long admired for its strength and beauty, concrete continues to serve as a muse for architects as well as manufacturers. From the industrial look of Béton brut to the charm of encaustic cement, these Italian tile collections can be used for all types of surface applications, both indoors and out. 

Long admired for its strength and beauty, concrete continues to serve as a muse for architects as well as manufacturers.
Anima by Ariana
Long admired for its strength and beauty, concrete continues to serve as a muse for architects as well as manufacturers.
Grunge by Cotto d’Este
Concrete tiles with decorative patterns.
SODA by CeramicaBardelli

4. BLUE-GREEN

Blue-green tiles combine the tranquil effects of blue with the optimistic feeling of green. Hues of blue-green also have strong associations with water, from the turquoise of glacial lakes to the aquamarine water of the Mediterranean Sea, which can help people find quieter moments and peace of mind without traveling.

Blue-green tiles combine the tranquil effects of blue with the optimistic feeling of green.
Amore by Imola
Blue-green tiles combine the tranquil effects of blue with the optimistic feeling of green.
Nuance by Tonalite
Blue-green tiles combine the tranquil effects of blue with the optimistic feeling of green.
Metallica by Viva
Blue-green tiles combine the tranquil effects of blue with the optimistic feeling of green.
Materia IN Ghiaccio by Ceramica Vogue

5. HIGH GLOSS

Glossy tiles are making a comeback, allowing floors and walls to pop with perfectly smooth surfaces and beautiful shine. They are also a good option for areas that need to be cleaned often – from backsplashes and showers to lobby floors and exterior walls.

Glossy tiles are making a comeback, allowing floors and walls to pop with perfectly smooth surfaces and beautiful shine.
STATUARIO Elite by Blustyle
Glossy tiles are making a comeback, allowing floors and walls to pop with perfectly smooth surfaces and beautiful shine.
Pietra Grey Mosaico by Italgraniti
Glossy tiles are making a comeback, allowing floors and walls to pop with perfectly smooth surfaces and beautiful shine.
Pulse by Settecento
Glossy tiles are making a comeback, allowing floors and walls to pop with perfectly smooth surfaces and beautiful shine.
Cristallo Lucidato by Laminam

6. DECO

Characterized by bold geometric shapes and decadent details, deco tiles feature chevron patterns, arches of contrasting marble, and scallops full of color.

Characterized by bold geometric shapes and decadent details, deco tiles feature chevron patterns, arches of contrasting marble, and scallops full of color.
Concert by Edimax Astor Ceramiche
Characterized by bold geometric shapes and decadent details, deco tiles feature chevron patterns, arches of contrasting marble, and scallops full of color.
Glam by Panaria
Characterized by bold geometric shapes and decadent details, deco tiles feature chevron patterns, arches of contrasting marble, and scallops full of color.
Reverse Aric by SETTECENTO
Characterized by bold geometric shapes and decadent details, deco tiles feature chevron patterns, arches of contrasting marble, and scallops full of color.
Shapes of Italy by Caesar Ceramics

Herringbone Wood Flooring, Built-In Seating, And Black-Framed Glass Walls Were Used To Create This Scandinavian Inspired Apartment Interior

Herringbone Wood Flooring, Built-In Seating, And Black-Framed Glass Walls Were Used To Create This Scandinavian Inspired Apartment Interior

PINS Studio Architecture & Interiors has designed a modern apartment in Selangor, Malaysia, with a welcoming and bright interior that’s been inspired by Scandinavian minimalism.

The main social areas of the house, like the living room, dining room, and kitchen, are all located at one end of the apartment. A gray accent wall, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and sofa complement the light wood tones and white accents.

In the living room of a modern apartment, a gray accent wall, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and sofa, complement the light wood tones and white accents.

Sliding black-framed glass doors separate the kitchen from the living room and dining room. The minimalist kitchen features white cabinets and a white island, as well as a contrasting section of cabinets with chalkboard fronts.

Sliding black-framed glass doors separate this modern kitchen from the living room and dining room.
This minimalist kitchen features white cabinets and a white island, as well as a contrasting section of cabinets with chalkboard fronts.

Behind the living room is the dining area. A wall of floor-to-ceiling white cabinets includes a seating nook that acts as a bench for sitting at the dining table.

A wall of floor-to-ceiling white cabinets includes a seating nook that acts as a bench for sitting at the dining table.

Herringbone wood flooring, neutral colors, natural fibers, and plants create a calm environment for the bedroom.

Herringbone wood flooring, neutral colors, natural fibers, and plants create a calm environment for the bedroom.
Herringbone wood flooring, neutral colors, natural fibers, and plants create a calm environment for the bedroom.

There’s also a walk-in closet that has been designed with white cabinets, a small vanity, and a floor-to-ceiling mirror behind the door.

A modern walk-in closet designed with white cabinets, a small vanity, and floor-to-ceiling mirror behind the door.
Photography by MOOOTEN Studio | Design: PINS Studio Architecture & Interiors

A Warm Wood Interior Gives This Home In The City The Feeling Of Being In A Rural Cabin

A Warm Wood Interior Gives This Home In The City The Feeling Of Being In A Rural Cabin

Architecture firm Olson Kundig, has designed a house in Seattle, Washington, for their client who wanted a home that would connect her to nature.

The exterior of the home showcases fir siding, that was reclaimed from a nearby fruit storage warehouse. The wood siding will weather naturally with minimal maintenance, while durable galvanized steel roofing and beam end caps complement the natural wood finishes.

A modern wood cabin with steel roof.
A modern wood cabin with fir wood exterior siding and glass walls.
A modern wood cabin with walls of glass.
A modern cabin with fir wood exterior siding.

City Cabin is organized around a central gathering space with two wings extending from it. One with the master suite, and the other containing the guest room and storage areas.

A modern cabin with wood shelving and 16ft high ceilings.

The heart of the home is an open living space and kitchen, both of which share a 16-foot high ceiling. A wall of full-height windows overlooks the gardens to the southeast, and clerestory windows maximize solar gain and create a sense of lightness while maintaining privacy.

A wall of full-height windows overlooks the gardens to the southeast, and clerestory windows maximize solar gain and create a sense of lightness while maintaining privacy.
A cabin with large windows that look out to the garden.

The client’s extensive Native American art collection is found throughout the home, while walls of shelving create plenty of room to display books and decor items.

A cabin with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

The home features concrete floors that are tinted with a custom red hue inspired by red cedar and ochre colors, while the walls and ceilings are made of natural, unstained plywood chosen for its durability and simplicity.

A contemporary cabin kitchen with a wood island and walls of shelving.

Both of the bedrooms include built-in shelving and drawers, and large windows that look out to the garden.

A contemporary cabin bedroom with concrete floors and built-in shelving.
A bedroom with concrete floors and wood shelving.

The home also includes a hallway with a mudroom.

A hallway with a custom-built shelving that doubles as a mudroom.
Photography by Aaron Leitz | Architect: Olson Kundig | Project Team: : Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; Renee Boone, Project Manager and Project Architect | Key Consultants: Dovetail General Contractors, General Contractor; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Civil Engineer; MCE Structural Consultants, Structural Engineer; WSP, Mechanical Engineer; Palm Room, Landscape Architect; DePelecyn Studio, Lighting Design; RDH, Envelope

Blue Rope Creates A Safety Barrier For The Stairs In This Former Hay Storage Building That’s Been Remodeled Into A Home

Blue Rope Creates A Safety Barrier For The Stairs In This Former Hay Storage Building That’s Been Remodeled Into A Home

Architects Francesco Di Gregorio and Karin Matz, have designed the remodel of a former hay storage building, and included in the home’s new interior is a staircase that has a unique rope safety barrier.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Instead of having solid walls that would separate the interior and block light from traveling through, the architects used blue rope that would keep the sight-lines open.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Separate from the handrail, the 1640 feet (500m) of blue rope, which is attached to the ceiling and the floor, acts as a colorful accent within the light interior.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.
Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Here’s a detailed look at how the blue rope is attached to the floor.

Modern stairs with a blue rope safety barrier.

Located on Föhr, a small island in the North Sea of Germany, the remodeled home includes a thatched roof, a brick exterior, and white window frames.

A brick house with a thatched roof and white window frames.
A brick house with a thatched roof and white window frames.

Inside, there’s a bright interior where walls were removed, pine floors were added, 3200 square tiles with hand-made circular holes were crafted to create a unique wall design, and bedrooms have been finished in a turquoise blue, each acting like a small nest for the occupant.

A bright attic with tiled walls, a dining area, a kitchen, and blue rope safety barrier for the stairs.
A simple and small kitchen with pine floors and cabinets, and a white countertop.
A small home office with an angled ceiling.
A unique wall covered in tiles.
A unique wall that's covered in tiles has a small hidden window with a view of the bedroom.
A modern turquoise blue bedroom.
A modern turquoise blue bedroom with a loft bed that includes storage underneath.
A modern turquoise blue bedroom with a loft bed that includes storage underneath.
A turquoise blue bedroom with white window frames.
A modern turquoise blue bedroom that has exterior walls covered in tiles.
A modern turquoise blue bedroom with a small window that looks out to the living room.
A modern turquoise blue closet that includes a vanity.
A modern turquoise blue closet that includes a vanity.
Photography by Francesco Di Gregorio

A Rooftop Herb And Vegetable Garden Provides This Home With Enough Food For Daily Use

A Rooftop Herb And Vegetable Garden Provides This Home With Enough Food For Daily Use

Architecture firm 85 Design, has recently completed a new eco-friendly house in Da Nang, Vietnam, that has a rooftop herb and vegetable garden, wood shutters, a water feature, an open-plan interior, and a spiral staircase.

A modern eco-friendly house with wood shutters.

Designed for a young couple and their two young children, the house has a wood exterior with folding shutters, that help to protect the home in the stormy season.

This modern house has a wood exterior with folding shutters, that help to protect the home in the stormy season.

On the rooftop, there’s a small patio and a herb/vegetable garden that produces enough for daily use.

On the rooftop of this modern home, there's a small patio and a herb/vegetable garden that produces enough for daily use.

The interior of the house has the living room, dining room, and kitchen connected to create a big and flexible space. By having the main floor open plan, it helped to reduce the constructed area and left more space for the garden, which is accessed by retractable glass walls.

The interior of this modern home has the living room, dining room, and kitchen connected to create big and flexible space.
The interior of this modern home has the living room, dining room, and kitchen connected to create big and flexible space.
The interior of this modern home has the living room, dining room, and kitchen connected to create big and flexible space.

The dining room is furnished with a wood top dining table and black chairs and is used to separate the living room and the kitchen.

The dining room of this modern home is furnished with a wood top dining table and black chairs, and separates the living room and the kitchen.

The kitchen also has wood accents in the form of the island, the counter stools, the shelving, and some lower cabinets.

A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, light countertops, and wood accents.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, light countertops, and wood accents.

Outside, there’s a small patio and a water feature with a sculptural element.

A modern home with a small patio and water feature, has stairs that lead to a rooftop vegetable garden.

To connect to the rooftop garden, there are exterior stairs that run alongside a heavily planted sloped section and a glass railing.

A modern home with exterior stairs that run alongside a heavily planted sloped section and a glass railing.
A modern home has exterior stairs that run alongside a heavily planted sloped section and a glass railing.

The herb garden on the roof uses a circulated watering system that automatically controls temperature and humidity, as well as preserves and redistributes rain water.

A vegetable and herb garden on the roof of a modern house uses a circulated watering system which automatically controls temperature and humidity, as well as preserves and redistributes rain water.

Back inside, and there’s black spiral stairs adjacent to the kitchen.

A modern home with black spiral stairs.

The top of the spiral stairs is partially enclosed in glass, while a wall of custom-designed shelving with LED lighting displays a collection of figurines and statues.

The top of these spiral stairs are partially enclosed in glass that surrounds a unique chandelier.
The top of these spiral stairs are partially enclosed in glass that surrounds a unique chandelier.

In one of the bedrooms, a high ceiling allows for a grand appearance, while a wood accent wall has strips of LED lights that run from the ceiling to the floor.

In a modern bedroom, the high ceiling allows for a grand appearance, while a wood accent wall has strips of LED lights that run from the ceiling to the floor.
In a modern bedroom, the high ceiling allows for a grand appearance, while a wood accent wall has strips of LED lights that run from the ceiling to the floor.

The master bedroom also has a dark wood walk-in closet with a dedicated desk/vanity area.

A walk-in closet with dark wood cabinets and a dedicated desk/vanity area.
A walk-in closet with dark wood cabinets and a dedicated desk/vanity area.

In the bathroom, textured tiles cover the walls and floor, while the shower is located by the window providing views of the outdoors.

In a modern bathroom, textured tiles cover the walls and floor, while the shower is located by the window providing views of the outdoors.

Here’s a look at the floor plans and diagram that show the layout of the house, and the way the house interacts with the wind, sun, and rain.

A modern multi-story house with a herb / vegetable garden on the roof.

A modern multi-story house with a herb / vegetable garden on the roof.
Photography courtesy of To Huu Dung | Architecture Firm: 85 Design | Lead Architects: To Huu Dung | Design Team: To Huu Dung | Engineering: Dao Ngoc Son | Landscape: To Huu Dung | Collaborators: Thai Thanh Luu and Trinh Mai Giang

A Home Office Was Made Possible By Building A Desk Along A Wall Of Windows Inside This House

A Home Office Was Made Possible By Building A Desk Along A Wall Of Windows Inside This House

Designed as a collaboration between two architects, Joe Sadoski and Kipp Edick, this modern house has a dedicated home office where a desk was cleverly located along a wall of windows.

The home office, which is located in a hallway connecting two different areas, is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, creating an abundance of natural light.

A modern home office located in a hallway that's lined with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The home office is furnished with a long wall-to-wall wood desk that has views of a small outdoor space, while behind the desk, is a wall of bookshelves and cabinetry.

A modern home office with a custom desk and shelving, that's located in a hallway lined with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The home office is just one key design element found in the net-zero Salt Lake City house. Other details include open plan social areas, a staircase with a long skylight, walls of windows, concrete floors, minimalist kitchen cabinets, and a garage with blended folding doors.

Let’s take a look around…

A modern cedar clad home with walls of glass.
A modern cedar clad home with a glass wall.
A modern cedar clad home with a black front door.
A modern cedar clad home with a black front door and long hallway.
A modern home with a long hallway, floor-to-ceiling windows, and concrete floors.
A modern home with a long hallway, floor-to-ceiling windows, and concrete floors.
An open plan living room and dining room with a wall of windows.
An open plan living room and dining room with a wall of windows.
A modern kitchen with minimalist wood cabinets.
A modern staircase with metal handrail and skylights.
A modern staircase with metal handrail and skylights.
A modern home interior.
A modern bedroom with a skylight.
A modern cedar clad house with a matching garage that has hidden doors.
A modern cedar clad house with a matching garage that has hidden doors.
Photography by Lara Swimmer

Concrete Arches Create Dramatic Interior Spaces Throughout This Home

Concrete Arches Create Dramatic Interior Spaces Throughout This Home

Rodrigo Ferreira, a young architect from central Brazil, has designed ‘Casa Joy’, a modern concrete, glass, and wood home filled with arches.

The house, which is located on the outskirts of Goiânia, was built for an unconventional and active lady in her mid-70s and her family, and serves as a retreat and a gathering point for all of them.

A modern concrete, glass, and wood home filled with arches.

At the front of the house, there’s a winding concrete path that’s lit up at night, guiding people from the road up to the front door.

At the front of this modern home, there's a winding concrete path that's lit up at night, guiding people from the road up to the front door.
At the front of this modern home, there's a winding concrete path that's lit up at night, guiding people from the road up to the front door.

The home features numerous arches, which are especially visible at night as the interior light highlights the curves.

This modern concrete home features numerous arches, which are especially visible at night as the interior light highlights the curves.
This modern concrete home features numerous arches, which are especially visible at night as the interior light highlights the curves.
A modern concrete house in Brazil.

A pivoting front door welcomes people to the home, while a wood ceiling with lighting adds a sense of warmth to the interior.

A pivoting front door welcomes people to the home, while a wood ceiling with lighting adds a sense of warmth to the interior.
A pivoting front door welcomes people to the home, while a wood ceiling with lighting adds a sense of warmth to the interior.

The entryway opens up to the living room, dining area, and kitchen. The concrete arches are key in creating a sense of space and height throughout the home.

Concrete arches are key in creating an sense of space and height throughout this modern home.

Oversized sliding glass doors amplify the height of the interior and connect to the outdoors.

A modern concrete house with arches and oversized sliding glass doors.
A modern concrete house with oversized glass doors.

Back inside, we can see a long kitchen island creates room for socializing while cooking. Sliding glass doors are surrounded by black-framed windows that perfectly fit the concrete arch.

A modern home with large concrete arches that allow for an open floor plan.
A modern kitchen with a black accent wall, and an arch with sliding glass doors that lead to a patio.

Outside, there’s a covered outdoor dining patio with curved stairs that connect the upper level of the home.

A modern outdoor patio with the natural rock on display.
A modern concrete home with a covered outdoor patio.
A modern concrete home with oversized sliding glass doors and a covered outdoor patio.

In the bedroom, the arches provide an abundance of natural light and add a sculptural element to the room.

In this modern bedroom, the arches provide an abundance of natural light and add a sculptural element to the room.

In the bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows provide tree views for the freestanding bathtub.

A modern bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide tree views for the freestanding bathtub.
Photography by Marcus Camargo | Architect: Rodrigo Ferreira | Project Team: Thyago Chesmam, Larissa Kravchenko, Isabella Tonelli, Caio Weber, Johnathan Oliveira, Barbara Ferreira | Engineer: Bueno Projectos Estruturais | Landscaping: Frederico Rodrigues | Consultant: Diretriz Constutora

Dark Rooms Were Transformed Into Bright Living Spaces Inside This Remodeled Apartment

Dark Rooms Were Transformed Into Bright Living Spaces Inside This Remodeled Apartment

New York based architecture and interior design firm Studio F?r, have completed the contemporary remodel of an apartment that overlooks Central Park.

Stepping into the apartment, the entryway was dark, however, the new design includes light walls that continue into the living room, where a custom wood shelving unit runs along the wall and transitions into a bookshelf with LED lighting.

A 'before' photo of a dark entryway before being remodeled into a modern and bright space.
A modern living room with custom shelving and a grey stone fireplace surround.
A custom wood shelving unit runs along the wall and transitions into a bookshelf with LED lighting.
Wood shelves with a red backing and LED lighting.

The original living room had a dark grey wall with black floating shelves and a large metallic accent above the fireplace.

A 'before' photo of a living room with dark gray walls, a black fireplace, and metallic accent.

The new living room includes a gas fireplace by Spark with a light gray stone surround by SMC Stone. White walls keep the room bright, while the furnishings have a slight mid-century modern touch.

A modern living room that includes a gas fireplace by Spark with a light gray stone surround by SMC Stone.
A modern living room with mid-century inspired furniture.

Outside, there’s a balcony that overlooks Central Park and has views of the city skyline in the distance.

An apartment balcony with views of Central Park.

Back inside, and the original dining room kept with the darker, gray, and black theme that’s apparent throughout the interior. The newly updated dining room, which is open to the kitchen, has a circular light that hangs above a glass dining table.

A dining room remodel transformed a dark space into a bright and open dining area.

In the kitchen, dark wood cabinets with a black backsplash were replaced with custom gray kitchen cabinets, dark gray Paperstone countertops and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and Plumen lighting.

A black kitchen before a modern remodel.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.

Back in the living room, we see there’s a staircase that leads down to the other level of the apartment. The original walls were burnt orange, while the stairs are made from metal. The updated stairs are much brighter, with wood treads and small lights built into the white walls.

A metal staircase before it was remodeled.
A metal staircase before it was remodeled.
Contemporary stairs with wood treads and small lights built into the white walls.
A staircase with wood treads opens up to a hallway with artwork.

At the bottom of the stairs, there’s a bright hallway filled with artwork.

A modern and bright hallway filled with art.

One of the original bedrooms had a wood-like material on the walls and ceiling, while the new bedroom has been updated with bright walls and minimal furniture.

A wood-lined bedroom before a remodel.
A bright and contemporary bedroom with minimal furniture.
A bright and contemporary bedroom with minimal furniture.

Here’s a look at one of the bathrooms before photos. There’s gray tile on the walls and floor, a white pedestal sink, and a shower/bath combo with white subway tiles. The newly updated bathroom has bright white walls, a simple wood vanity with a white sink, and a shower/bath combo with square turquoise tiles on the walls.

A bathroom before it's been remodeled.
A modern bathroom with bright white walls, a simple wood vanity with white sink, and a shower/bath combo with square turquoise tiles on the walls.

The other bathrooms have also been updated. Some of the key features are a deep soaking bathtub, shelving niches, marbled tiles, wood accents, and large mirrors.

A modern bathroom with white soaking tub, gray marble subway tiles, and shower and a shelving niche lined with square turquoise tiles.
A modern bathroom with white soaking tub, gray marble subway tiles, and a shelving niche lined with square turquoise tiles.
A modern bathroom with a wood vanity and radiator cover, and marbled tiles.
A simple bathroom with a gray and white vanity.

The apartment also has a home office, which was originally filled with black shelves, black curtains, a tv stand and desk, and dark floors. It’s now been transformed into a bright space with a simple desk and a sofa.

A 'before' photo of a home office/den.
A modern and simple home office with a sofa that can be used as a guest room.
After photography by Garrett Rowland | Architecture and Interior Design: Studio F?r | Contractor: Dean & Silva LLC

A Landscaped Yard Extends The Living Space Of This Modern Home

A Landscaped Yard Extends The Living Space Of This Modern Home

Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design has completed a modern home that’s’ nestled between Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stone and gabion walls with plants are lit up by exterior lighting at the front of this modern home, while wood slats add a natural element on the upper level of the home.

Stone and gabion walls with plants are lit up by exterior lighting at the front of the home, while wood slats add a natural element on the upper level of the home.

A modern home with an upper level that has wood slats and a covered balcony.
A modern house with a concrete and black exterior.

Stepping inside, the entryway is furnished with a wood console table and round mirror.

A modern entryway furnished with a wood console table, artwork, and a round mirror.

The open plan interior includes a spacious living room and dining room, while a couple of steps leads up to the kitchen.

The open plan interior  of this modern home includes a spacious living room and dining room, while a couple of steps leads up to the kitchen.

The kitchen has minimalist cabinets and a double height ceiling with a wall of glass that shows off the mountains in the distance.

A modern kitchen with minimalist cabinets, a high ceiling, and plenty of windows.
A modern kitchen with minimalist cabinets, a high ceiling, and plenty of windows.

The kitchen opens up to the yard, which also a secondary level with a pergola and outdoor lounge, and a swimming pool.

A landscaped yard with an upper level that's dedicated to a swimming pool and pergola.

Back inside, and there’s a wood staircase with black accents that connects the different floors of the home.

A modern wood staircase with black accents.

At the top of the stairs, there’s a dedicated home office with room for two, custom shelving, and a few house plants.

A modern home office with room for two people.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home.

The floor plan of a modern multi-story home with landscaped yard.
Photography by Adam Letch | Architect’ Firm: Malan Vorster Architecture, Interior Design | Lead Architects: Pieter Malan, Jan-Heyn Vorster & Peter Urry | Structural Engineer: Design Tech Structural Engineers | Quantity Surveyors: Heinrich Beer Quantity Surveyors | Landscape Designer: Franchesca Watson | Main Contractor: Conruton Construction

A Full Wall Of Windows At One End Of The Living Room Of This Home Allow For Impressive Water Views

A Full Wall Of Windows At One End Of The Living Room Of This Home Allow For Impressive Water Views

Canadian firm Architecture49, has completed a new home in La Malbaie, Quebec, that’s inspired by the breathtaking view of the river and the picturesque rural setting

A modern home with a black metal and wood exterior.

A neutral color palette of black, white, and wood was used inside and out, with materials such as eastern cedar and pine, and contemporary sheet metal roofing. At the side of the home, there’s a swimming pool that can be enjoyed on a hot day.

A modern home with a black metal and wood exterior, and a swimming pool.

A path alongside the house, leads from the front, down to the rear of the home.

A modern home with a black metal and wood exterior.

Stepping inside, we see the top level of the home is dedicated to the social areas of the house. The open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen all share the same space, which is connected via the use of a vaulted wood ceiling and concrete floors.

An open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen all share the same  vaulted wood ceiling and concrete floors.
An open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen all share the same  vaulted wood ceiling and concrete floors.

A large sliding black-framed glass door opens to a deck for outdoor dining.

A large sliding black-framed glass door opens to a deck for outdoor dining.

Back inside, and simple wood stairs connect to the lower level of the home, that’s dedicated to the sleeping areas and bathrooms.

At the bottom of the stairs and open to the hallway, are multiple sets of bunk beds. These bunk beds have a wood interior, with white suppers and ladders that match the walls.

At the bottom of these modern stairs stairs and open to the hallway, are multiple sets of bunk beds. These bunk beds have a wood interior, with white suppers and ladders that match the walls.
At the bottom of these modern stairs stairs and open to the hallway, are multiple sets of bunk beds. These bunk beds have a wood interior, with white suppers and ladders that match the walls.

There’s also a separate bedroom with a matte black accent wall, and matching black curtains. An en-suite bathroom is decorated with large format black tiles in the shower, and a wood vanity that matches the wood in the bedroom.

A modern bedroom with a matte black accent wall, and matching black curtains, and a black and white en-suite bathroom.

In a powder room, hexagonal black and white tiles cover the walls.

In this modern powder room, hexagonal black and white tiles cover the walls.

The home also has a wood lined sauna with a view of the trees.

A modern wood-lined sauna with a large window.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home, with the bedrooms on the lower level, and the social areas upstairs.

The floor plan of a modern home with the social areas of the house on the upper floor.
Photographer: Stéphane Brügger | Architecture: Architecture49 | Designer and project manager: Viviane Zhang | Structural engineering: SBSA | Building Mechanics: Habitat Refrigeration | General Contractor: Habitat Ecoconstruction